Just days after an episode of the HBO series "Crashing" dealt with Artie Lange's history of drug addiction, the script converged with reality. Lange was scheduled to be sentenced on drug charges on Friday, Feb. 23 in Essex County Superior Court.
But Lange's lawyer now says that sentencing will be rescheduled. He says Lange has been in the hospital again in recent days for issues related to diabetes. (In October, the comedian had to miss a show in Ohio when he was hospitalized for blood sugar spikes.)
"Artie had to go back in the hospital this week because of his diabetes and I just told the court that," Frank Arleo, Lange's lawyer, told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday. Arleo, of the law firm Arleo & Donohue in West Orange, said Lange recently texted him about the health issue. But Arleo also said Lange still needs to have a probation interview and have a sentencing report prepared.
Kathy Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, confirmed that Lange would not be sentenced on Friday.